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 Arrests following robbery and fire at a convenience store in Tudhoe


Three people have been arrested in connection with a robbery and fire at a convenience store in Tudhoe.

Police were called just after 7.10pm to the incident at the premises in Attwood Terrace on Sunday night.

A 38-year old man, 36-year old woman and a 17-year old man have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson and fraud.

Detective Inspector Neil Jones from Bishop Auckland CID said: “Following our enquiries, we have arrested three people who are currently in custody.

“We are still appealing to anyone for information and in particular to anyone who may have visited the store on Sunday afternoon to come forward.

“Please call us on 101 or alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”